University of Rochester Information Analyst I in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Solid Organ Transplant SMH


Position Summary:

Responsible for collection and submission of reliable data in databases maintained by the Division of Abdominal Transplantation and the American College of Surgeons Transplant Quality Improvement Program (ACS TransQIP) database; and analysis/interpretation of the data as indicated. Helps to conduct quality improvement projects by working with the clinical team to help them outline a project, gather and analyze data. Assisting to ensure the division is in compliance with governmental, departmental and hospital Quality Assurance regulations.


  • Complete and accurate collection of preoperative, operative and postoperative data through the effective utilization of the EMR and other Hospital databases. Strictly adheres to the variable definitions.
  • Demonstrates appropriate utilization of resources necessary for accurate and timely data entry into the program’s databases.
  • Demonstrates applicability of the methodology and the reliability of definitions utilized by reviewers within the program through inter-rater reliability, (IIR) testing.
  • Identifies areas for streamlining and process improvement in the data collection process.
  • Establishes effective working relationships with members of the Division of Abdominal Transplant, Nursing, and other Hospital Departments.
  • Contacts patients and/or families via telephone and/or written communications postoperatively for the purpose of identifying possible post-operative complications.
  • Serves as an educational resource on the databases.
  • Prepares reports utilizing the TransQIP databases as requested.
  • Analyzes data to determine continuous and periodic quality improvements in concert with the transplant quality leadership team.
  • Participates as an integral member of the Transplant Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program. Attends quality meetings as requested.
  • Participates in scheduled teleconferences with other surgical clinical nurse reviewers; and occasionally attends professional conferences.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Graduate degree preferred.
  • Prefer minimum of three year work experience in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Detail orientated with strong organizational and prioritization skills and ability to work independently under general guidance.
  • Ability to complete surgical case reviewer initial, annual training modules and certification exam.
  • Must possess ability to review/abstract relevant clinical data from medical records and manage/manipulate a large database.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and have familiarity with database/statistical software, electronic spreadsheets, data systems/processing and research methodology.
  • Medical terminology, computer and quality assurance background preferred.
  • Must have ability to function with limited direction and demonstrate strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Information Analyst I

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 202614

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time